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How to Get the Cheapest Digital TV Deals

By Edited Feb 13, 2014 0 0

In today's economy everyone is trying to save money. Having a digital TV package can be great, you get lots of channels and often lots of other features as well, such as broadband internet, watch on demand programming and phone lines too. But these packages aren't always the best prices that you can get. If you want a cheaper Digital TV package, here are some things that will help you save a few pounds...

Look at the Real Cost...

Don't be fooled by things that seem like a good deal on the surface. Take the monthly cost of your package bill, add in the cost of line rental if you have phone included in your plan, and add in any extras such as device rental fees, then times it by twelve. This is your yearly cost. Make sure that you do this for every plan you're considering, as the yearly cost will often be widely varied across different companies. Also, think carefully about including phone services in your plan. Landline phone services tend to be pretty expensive anyway, and the phone services offered as part of a plan with many providers is even more expensive than the cheaper traditional providers. Factor this into your decision as well.

Audit Your Channels...

Many, many packages contain television channels that you never watch. Go through the channels that you have and decide which ones are really important to you, these are the ones that you watch on a regular basis. Often packages will contain offers for three movie channels, for example, but you only regularly watch one of them. Keep a list of the channels that you need, and look for the closest matches available to your list.

Look Out for Comparisons...

Go online and use TV comparison websites to find out how deals match up. Sometimes by doing this you can get special bargains. However, the true advantage of having this information is that you know what's being charged for what and by who. Providers often try to push you into a categorised package, when in truth TV services are a lot more flexible than they tell you. By arming yourself with information you may be able to persuade your chosen provider to give you better deals to match the competition.

Try Haggling...

You might be a little embarrassed to try it, but haggling often works with providers. Simply call the customer service number for your provider and tell them the information that you have. Tell them about the channels that you don't use, and about competitor's deals. Say that you'd prefer to stay with your current provider if they can offer you a better deal, but that you are willing to end your contract. Remember that the customer service agent's job is actually to try and keep your custom, and they often have a lot of discretion in giving deals to customers, particularly if you're willing to give up the channels that you're not using.



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